A Friend for Life

A friend is a gift.
Someone you can talk to,
Someone you can trust,
Someone you love.

A true friend is a treasure.
Someone who talks to you,
Someone who is there for you,
Someone who loves you.

A true friend is
The greatest gift in the world.
And I’ve had one
My whole life.

You teach me much about life.
You talk to me freely about anything.
You watched me grow up
And helped me become
The person I am today.
And still you’re always there for me,
Letting me know you love me.

So thank you for everything
You’ve ever done for me.
Thank you for being a role model.
Thank you for being a leader.
Thank you for being a teacher.
But most of all,
Thank you for being
A friend for life.


Dedicated to my dad, an amazing father and one of the best friends I’ve ever had. Happy Birthday, Daddy! I love you!

On The Other Side

I don’t know how I would get by,
I don’t know how I would survive,
I don’t know how I would face the coming days,
If it weren’t for you.

I tolerate their harsh words.
I endure the pain they inflict on me.
I swallow my sadness.
Because of you.

I do get by.
I do survive.
I do face the coming days.
Because of you.

I tolerate their harsh words,
Because I know you will speak to me with kindness.
I endure the pain they inflict on me,
Because I know you will help heal my wounds.
I swallow my sadness,
Because I know you will bring me happiness.

I come home at the end of the day,
I look through my window to the world,
And I smile.

Despite all the harsh words,
Despite all the pain,
Despite all the sadness,
I smile.

Because I know that somewhere,
On the other side,
There is someone who knows exactly how I feel.
Someone who has heard the harsh words,
Someone who has felt the pain,
Someone who has swallowed the sadness.

Someone out there knows me.

I look through my window to the world,
And I smile.
Because I know that I am not alone.

You lift my spirits.
You make me happy.
You save me.

I look through my window at the end of the day,
And to you, and you alone, I smile and say,
“My friend,
Thank you.”


This is an old poem I recently dug up. I wrote it at a time when I often found myself feeling sad, and someone who always helped me get through those blue moments was my best friend. Thankfully I’ve gotten past that phase in my life, but he’s still my best friend, and I love him very much!

Thankful

I’m thankful for my family,
Whose love has kept me strong.
I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made
To keep my whole life long.

I’m thankful for the books I read
That take me far away.
They show me distant worlds that I
Can visit any day.

I’m thankful for the gift I have
Of telling stories too.
To build worlds out of only words
Is such a dream come true.

I’m thankful for the readers who
Have put their faith in me
To turn out first-rate stories they
Can all enjoy for free.

I’m thankful for the writers who
I’ve met through blogs their own.
Their strong support has shown me that
I’m really not alone.

But most of all, I’m thankful for
The love I’ve found in art
For readers, writers, books and words
That truly touch my heart.

So on this day of giving thanks,
I’d simply like to say:
I’m thankful for each one of you!
Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends, including you fellow readers and writers! I’m grateful to have you in my life. God bless you all!

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